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Semiconductor equipment sales set for record high of $100 billion in 2022

Jul 20, 2021

According to a report recently released by SEMI, global sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment by original equipment manufacturers are forecast to surpass $100 billion next year, a new high, after jumping 34% to $95.3 billion in 2021 compared to $71.1 billion in 2020.

The report stated that the wafer fab equipment segment, which includes wafer processing, fab facilities, and mask/reticle equipment, is projected to surge 34% to a new industry record of $81.7 billion in 2021, followed by a 6% increase in 2022 to more than $86 billion.

Due to the strong demand for cutting-edge technologies in global industrial digitization, the foundry and logic sectors account for more than half of the total sales of fab equipment and will increase by 39% year-on-year, reaching 45.7 billion U.S. dollars by 2021. The growth momentum is expected to continue in 2022 with the foundry and logic equipment investments rising another 8%.

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